Thule Hull-a-Port Pro Rooftop Kayak Carrier

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Manufacturer Description

The most popular carrier for transporting a kayak now includes fold down convenience

The Thule 835PRO Hull-a-Port Pro Rooftop Kayak Carrier is a premium vertical-oriented carrier designed for easy installation, economic use of space, easy loading and unloading on any vehicle and a folding fuel efficient design. Featuring a folding J-profile, the 835PRO Hull-a-Port PRO provides for easy-to-access angled loading from the side of the vehicle, a maximum total of up to four kayaks per vehicle, depending on available space (additional 835PRO carriers sold separately) and a folding design that improves gas mileage by minimizing wind resistance Additional features include: 100 percent tool-free installation, rust-resistant coating and hardware and four touchpoints of adjustable padding.

A Thule 835PRO Hullaport PRO Rooftop Kayak Carrier mounted to a rack and holding a kayak
Premium vertical-oriented carrier designed for easy installation, economic use of space and easy loading and unloading.
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Efficient and Effective J-Cradle Design

The Thule 835PRO Hull-a-Port PRO Rooftop Kayak Carrier is the right kayak carrying solution for paddlers whose concerns in a carrier are split between efficiency and ease of use. Designed around two folding J-profile Hull-a-Port carrier assemblies, each attached to a roof rack load bar and containing four adjustable touchpoints of padding, the Hull-a-Port PRO allows kayaks of all shapes and sizes to safely lean on their sides, with the cockpit facing out. This vertical stowage position is safe, aerodynamic and secure in transport and poses no danger of warping to boats when they are stowed correctly. Vertical stowage and transport also efficiently uses the precious space atop your roof rack, allowing for up to four Hull-a-Port PRO carriers to be used at once on certain vehicles, or leaving room for other roof rack accessories to share space with the 835PRO. The Thule Hull-a-Port PRO Rooftop Kayak Carrier is also easy to load and unload by 1-2 people. Mounted close to the side of a vehicle, once drained, kayaks are easily lifted and held in place by the padded J-profile Hull-a-Port design.

The Hull-a-Port Pro also contains simple, but substantial aerodynamic improvements over other similar carriers. The first of these is that when it is not loaded, a lift of a lever allows its two Hull-a-Port support assemblies to fold flat onto your roof rack. This instantly reduces wind resistance on moving vehicles, thus improving gas mileage. This functionality also allows for better clearance around low branches, garages and the like. In a similar fashion a pocket in the lower pad of the Hull-a-Port PRO can be used to securely hold excess lengths of straps used to tie off kayaks. Tucking straps away like this reduces the chances of them coming loose in transit and cuts down on noise they generate as wind blows by them.

Man loading two kayaks to a vehicle using Thule 835PRO Hullaport PRO Rooftop Kayak Carriers
Optimally sized J-profile carrier leaves roof space for multiple boats or other Thule accessories.
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Demonstration of the folding action of the Thule 835PRO Hullaport PRO Rooftop Kayak Carrier
Foldable Hull-a-Port PRO assemblies minimizes wind resistance, improving gas mileage and reducing noise.
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The Thule Hull-a-Port PRO Rooftop Kayak Carrier features completely tool-free installation. Its two J-profile cradles can be mounted quickly and securely using only a combination of bolts and mounting knobs on virtually any roof rack, including all Thule base racks, round cross bars and factory installed roof racks with cross bars. It also includes two straps to secure each end of kayaks to J-profile Hull-a-Port PRO assemblies and your roof rack, as well as bow and stern ΒΌ-inch rope tiedowns with hooks, and ratcheting attachments to further secure mounted kayaks at the front and rear via your bumper, tow hook or trailer hitch by way of your kayak's grab handles.

Key Features

  • Folds down when not used for increased overhead clearance and improved fuel economy
  • Steel design with adjustable padding for carrying strength and kayak protection
  • Pockets for tucking away loose strap ends
  • Wide mouth J-profile offers easier loading and unloading
  • Quick on/off hardware ensures fast installation and removal
  • Optimally sized J-profile carrier leaves roof space for other Thule accessories
  • AllSurface rust-resistant coating and hardware for longer product life
  • Carries 1 kayak and requires 1 person to load and unload
  • 1 to 4 carriers per vehicle
  • Includes all straps to transport 1 kayak
  • Accommodates kayaks up to 34-inch wide and 75 lbs.
  • Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks


  • Carry Type - Vertical
  • Load Capacity Water Craft - 1 kayak
  • Factory Rack Mounting - Yes
  • Fits Aero Profile - Yes
  • Fits square bar - Yes
  • Lockable - No
  • One Key System Compatible - No

What's in the Box

Thule 835PRO Hull-a-Port PRO Rooftop Kayak Carrier, all necessary hardware, straps, buckle bumper, rope, ratcheting hooks and mounting knobs, instructional guide and warranty information.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Thule will warranty all Thule brand car rack systems and its accessories manufactured by Thule during the time that an original retail purchaser owns the product. This warranty terminates if a purchaser transfers the product to any other person. No warranty is given for defects caused by normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, accidents, unlawful vehicle operation, or modification of, or any types of repair of a load carrier system other than those authorized by Thule.

About Thule

Thule was founded in 1942 by the Thulin family, when Eric Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a pike trap he designed and began to sell in Scandinavia. It wasn't long before he added other practical items to the company's portfolio. By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate on car-related products, including its first roof rack. The Thulin family sold Thule to the publicly listed company Eldon in 1979, and it has continued to grow both organically and through acquisitions ever since. The Thule Group is a world leader in providing transport solutions for an active life.

Product Features

Proven J-style kayak carrier creates more room on the load bar PFD lever (pull, fold, done) for rapid folding and improved overhead clearance New J-profile for easy boat loading and includes quick on-and-off hardware Includes two ratcheting bow and stern tie downs and two straps with buckle protectors for safe boat transport Fits Thule rack systems, round bars and most factory racks

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